This is a small dive operation running its own dive boat and trainning packages.
The dive club is under the hotel so it is ideal for access
rooms are clean airconditioned and basic .(You wont see much of them)
The dive centre operated day boat and beach diving daily
the boats are comfortable with excellent food served at miday aboard.
the egyptian hotel and restauraunt and dive operation staff are polite happy and cant do enogh to please.
the dive guides are British and are amongst the finest dive professional i have met anywhere.
safty is of paramount consideration and i think this applies to complete novices to the ex instructors who still return regularly on holiday
it is often referred to as having a family atmosphere with many guests being regular return guests
so friendly is the atmosphere that many guests are happy to travel here alone and usually leave with many new friends
it has world famous beer oclock when divers meet after diving activities and compare their days pictures and stories .
it would be rude not to join in and sitting alone is simply not allowed !!
you will often here people say at the end of their week that they have barely seen their room or if staying at a nearby all inclusive that next time they would choose to stay at oonas for convienience!!
the nearby sonesta beech hotel and casino resort offers non divers who dont like being on boats many pools and such like and might be advisable for mixed groups of small children or ardent non boating non snorkelling non swimming members of a party.
i have been exceptionally lucky in life and dived over the world but i have been returning here for 25 years
booking is direct from the link on the website oonasdiveclub.
its the staff both british and egyptian that make this place special
another advantage is its multinational clientel...yet again on this trip i made friends with Americans,Belgians,Austrians,Swiss ,Germans and Brithish people.
Its so special ,you can have absolute beginners sharing dives and knowlege with ex instructors with thousands of dives...and it works.
the recent lack of direct flights from the uk has largely been ignored by those in the know and flying via cairo with a short transfer flight to sharm is easily booked with egypt air whose flights have food lovely planes and staff.(They have prooved very reliable.) Admitedly a little more expensive but with a huge 2x23kg hold and 8kg hand luggage on all but the special offers you really can take everything including your kitchen sink.
the shallow sites and amazing wall dives offers something for everyone
Shark /yolanda dive site is world famous as are the reefs of the straights of tiran
in the summer months late june july august and early september Shark reef is probably the best dive site in the world still.
go now before the crowds return
the red sea is amazing and is better now than its ever been.
read others reviews .........over time.........youll see that this little gem is persitantly brilliant.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Superbly situated at the beach at the quieter end of Na'ama bay Oonas Dive Club's spacious, air-conditioned, and comfortably furnished accommodation offers a choice of suites, single and double rooms, with some of the most spectacular panoramic views of Na'ama Bay and the back drop of the Sinai Mountains. With bar and restaurant facilities on site, free wifi and only a short walk to the main centre with all its attractions, Oonas is an ideal hotel for those seeking personal service and a relaxed sociable atmosphere. Our PADI Dive Centre provides an extremely popular choice for groups, individuals, children and families who seek a friendly, informal and professional environment in which to experience the best the Red Sea has to offer. Sharm El Sheikh Airport is only a 20 minute drive away and an airport meet and greet transfer service can be provided at a reasonable cost. ... more less
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